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VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Ranked #18 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.
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Provost, Alberta, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Love the downtown Village Fest, when here for the winter we try to go at least twice a month. The vendors are wonderful, the atmosphere is vibrant, the entertainment lively, all lends to a wonderful evening out and about. Great to wander the market , mingle with the crowd and then enjoy one of the restaurants for your evening meal.

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Tucson, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We came for eats and didn't realize they were setting up for the festivities. We could see through the window later that the tents were going up. I ran out to move the car only to find it had been towed. A cop was not nice saying there were signs posted. We never saw ANY signs! Luckily our car had... More

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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lots of vendors selling items with food stall. Live music at pretty much every corner. Its a free event and if you are not doing anything on thursday night, go for it. Take water with u as it is hot even at 9pm.

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Palm Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Vendor's galore! Food, artists and street performers, lots of people strolling and browsing .. A great thing to do with out of town company on a Thursday evening..

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San Dimas, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Blocks and blocks of Palm Canyon Drive turned into a huge outdoor market. Musical acts are actually very good and are spaced out in each block.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Liked: it was awesome, great selection from food to wooden ties! all the vendors were friendly and helpful. Disliked: it was hooooooooooooooot, and wasn't open for long enough or enough days of the week!

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The stalls were interesting, but not exceptional vendors. Lots and lots of art, some fortune telling and great people watching. It's a great way to end an evening.

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Palm Springs, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This street fair has it all. Food, shopping and tons of people. Bring your walking shoes and patience...sometimes it gets really crowded. Just fall into the style of Palm Springs and relax, take your time.

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Palm Springs
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A Palm Springs tradition - Thursday night stroll along Palm Canyon Drive, down the center of the street as the side curbs are filled with vendors [in pre-assigned spaces so you can always find them] with everything you can imagine, for sale; but all sale items must be handmade and pre-approved. It is a great way to spend an evening...food... More

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California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

OK - so it's not Disneyland but on a Thursday night in the middle of summer this is the most happening thing to do! Palm Canyon Dr. is closed off and many vendors, food stands, and artists line the street. All the stores also stay open late for the duration of the street faire 7-10pm. Bill's Pizza and Great Shakes... More

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